Sapa Town

Sapa is a town in the highlands, is a famous hill-station of Sa Pa District, Lao Cai Province, Vietnam. It is covered by many wonders of nature, natural landscape and topography of the mountains, the green of the trees, making a painting with harmonious compositions, with romantic scenery and attractive landscape earth northwest region.

Sapa Town
Sapa Town
Church in Sapa
Church in Sapa
Sapa Trekking
Sapa Trekking
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Trekking
Sapa Trekking
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa tours by Car
Sapa tours by Car
Sapa Town
Sapa Town
Sapa Trekking
Sapa Trekking
Sapa Town
Church in Sapa
Sapa Trekking
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa Trekking
Sapa Rice Terraces
Sapa tours by Car
Sapa Town
Sapa Trekking

Location: Sa Pa town is located on the ground at 1,500 to 1,650 meters in the mountainside of Suay Lo Tong. The peak of this mountain can be seen in the southeast of Sapa, with an elevation of 2228 meters. From the town overlooking the valley to the east and Ngoi Dum Muong Hoa valley in southwest
Climate: Located in the northwest of Vietnam, Sapa town at an altitude of 1,600 meters above sea level, it is 38 km from Lao Cai city and 376 km from Hanoi capital. Apart from the main roads from the city of Lao Cai to Sapa, it also is a route to other traffic that is connecting Highway 4-D Binh Lu, Lai Chau. Although the majority of Sa Pa district residents are from ethnic minorities, the town focuses mainly on the Kinh people in agriculture and tourism services.
Located in northern Vietnam, Sapa has a subtropical climate but is situated at a high altitude due to cool air throughout the year. In summer the weather in town for one day with all four seasons: the morning is spring weather, noon weather like in summer, usually mild sunshine, balmy climate, afternoon clouds, and mist falling induce feeling cold fresh autumn air and the cold night of winter. The average air temperature in Sapa town is at 15 ° C. In the summer, the town does not have so much sun, it is about 13 ° C – 15 ° C at night and 20 ° C – 25 ° C in the daytime. In the winter, it often is cold, the cloud covers, and temperatures sometimes are below 0 ° C, sometimes with snow. Average annual precipitation is from 1,800 to 2,200 mm, mostly concentrated in the period from 5 to August.
Sa Pa Town is one of the places that have snow in Vietnam. In the period from 1957 to 2013, has 21 times with the snow in Sapa. The biggest snowfall was on February 13, 1968, continuously from 3.00 am to 2.00 PM, it was with the thick of 20 cm.

History: In 1897, the French colonial government decided to open an investigation on ethnic minority highland. The first investigation group to Lao Cai in 1898. Winter 1903, while conducting measurements mapping expedition geography of Indochina Department discovered the landscape of Sa Pa Tung Village. This work marked the launch of Sapa town.
In 1905 the French had collected the first information about the geography, climate, vegetation … Sapa began to be known as the cool air, the fresh and beautiful scenery. In 1909 a built resorts. 1917, a tourist office was established in Sapa and a year later, the French began to build the first villas. In 1920, the railway Hanoi – Lao Cai accomplished, Sapa is considered the summer capital of North Vietnam. In total, the French had built nearly 300 villas in Sapa.
Sapa devastated by the border war in Vietnam – China 1979. Thousands of hectares of pine forests covering the town were burned, many ancient villas were built by France also destroyed. In the 1990s, Sapa was built, rebuilt again. Many hotels, the newly built villa. From the 40 rooms in 1990, up to 300 rooms in 1995. In 2003, Sapa has about 60 large & small hotels with 1,500 rooms. The number of tourists coming to Sapa increased from 2,000 visitors in 1991 to 60,000 in 2002.

Sapa name: Sapa's name is derived from Mandarin. In Mandarin pronounced SA PẢ or “Sand" because of Sapa town is here only a sand ground where was local people often used for the marketplace.

Day: 01

Hanoi night train to Sapa, Lao Cai province

  • We pick you up from Hotel and transfer you to Hanoi train station,
  • Getting on night train and departure for Lao Cai province

Inclusion: Night train tickets, Tour guide, Transfer from Hanoi to Lao Cai station

Day: 02

Lao Cai – Sapa, trek to Ta Van village (B, L, D)

  • After the night experience night train, we arrive at Lao Cai station in the early morning, and then we take 45 minutes for driving up to Sapa town.
  • After breakfast & a short morning break and have some last preparation for the trekking to villages.
  • We leave the hotel and start easy trekking through the hill-tribe villages, green valleys, rice terraces and have a picnic lunch en trekking track.
  • Keep trekking to Ta van village where is the home of the Giay People. We will be warmly welcomed by locals and check in the homestay and overnight with experienced nighttime here.

Inclusion: Breakfast; lunch; dinner, Homestay in Ta VanEntrance fee; Tour guidePrivate air-conditioned vehicle pick up from Lao Cai train station to Sapa town

Day: 03

Easy trekking to villages & Return to Sapa (B, L)

  • After breakfast, we keep the easy trekking through the rice terrace track to Giang Ta Chai village where is home of Red Dao people, and then to Su Pan village where the vehicle is awaiting for transferring back to Sapa town.

  • The afternoon time is free at leisure and explore Sapa town by self

  • Hotel overnight in Sapa town

Inclusion:  Breakfast; Entrance fee; Tour guidePrivate air-conditioned vehicle pick up from Su Phan village back to Sapa town, Hotel in Sapa

Day: 04

Sapa – Cat Cat Village- Lao Cai station (B, L)

  •  After lunch, take a 2km short easy trekking to Cat Cat Village, the home of Hmong Ethnic. Meeting & talking with locals to learn more about their daily life. The bus/van pick up and transfer back to the hotel.
  • Leave Sapa by Bus in the late afternoon (5.30 p.m.) to Lao Cai station for our night train back to Hanoi.

Inclusion:  Breakfast;  Entrance fee; Tour guidePrivate air-conditioned vehicle pick up from Cat Cat village back to Sapa town and transfer to Lao Cai station and Night train tickets to Hanoi.


What's included in this trip

  • Full transportation by private car  as tour program indicated.
  • Round trip night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai to Hanoi
  • Full meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Trekking in Sapa
  • English- speaking guide
  • Entrance fees.
  • Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room).

What's excluded in this trip

  • Personal insurance
  • Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency transfers & etc.
Hotels in Sapa Homestays in Sapa
September 2019

Private tour to Cao Bang Ban Gioc Waterfall and Homestay at Pac Ngoi village

Private tour to Cao Bang Ban Gioc Waterfall and Homestay at Pac Ngoi village
Our tour was organised on line with Alex and Tommy. It was easy and we were given all the information we needed. Our guide Trung was friendly and easy to communicate with. Viet our driver was also very friendly and a competent drive .Our accomodation was clean and comfortable . Our meals were all local varied and good quality.
April 2019

Amazing tour in Saigon Ho Chi Min

We took the two amazing tours, Cu Chi tunnels and Mekong Delta, the information was perfect, we learned a lot, the landscape was so beautiful and our both guides Mr. Lee and Mr. Law were the best in the world, very friendly and professional. Thanks!

December 2019


I booked with Impress Travel in July. My contact person was Tommy Thang. He is an amazing person. He was very helpful. He changed my program twice for me. Very accommodating!
We started our holiday in the north (Sapa)of Vietnam and travelled down to HCMC.
The tour was fantastic, Tommy's arrangements were to the"T".
I will always use them if I have to visit the area again and recommend them to one and all.
Thank you once again Mr.Tommy and the Impress Team.
Sulaiman Pochee
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ebrahim S
January 2020

Tour of Vietnam

Impress travel were amazing. Did my bookings with Daniel for our tour of Vietnam and I must say Daniel was very professional and prompt with his services. All the arrangement, plans, pick-up & drop-off services, hotels, vehicles, sightseeing tours and guides were spot on and excellent. Did 4 nights Hanoi, 1 night Hà Long Bay cruise, 3 nights Hoian, 4 nights Saigon and 1 night in Can Tho. It was totally awesome. Every part of the journey was superbly arranged and planned. I will highly recommend Impress Travel for anyone interested in visiting Vietnam. Very organized and reliable!

January 2020

So glad I found Impress Travel

At first, I was just planning a trip to Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh for my small family.
Some close friends heard about our plans and wanted to join the trip. Eventually the group grew to be 7 families, with 25 adults and children of varying interests and expectations.
 While I was excited at the prospect of touring Vietnam with good friends, I felt anxiously responsible to ascertain that everything must be well organized and everyone satisfied. This is why I am so very, very glad to have found Impress Travel. Mr. Mark responded quickly to all my inquiries, customized a wonderful trip according to the group's preferences, tirelessly worked out every detail for our 7-day trip, all at a reasonable price. Our guide, Trung, is knowledgeable, helpful, quick to respond to any need, and well-loved by everyone in the group. All my friends found this a marvelous trip, filled with beautiful memories, very much to my delight and relief!

October 2019

North Vietnam - Sapa, Halong Bay, Hanoi+ Bai Dinh

Mr Tommy, on behalf of our group, we thank you for your efforts in putting together such a memorable vacation and experience of Sapa, overnight train, Halong Bay, Hanoi + Bai Dinh, your tour guides are so knowledgeable, passionate + helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we will certainly recommend your tour agency to our friends and share our experiences in social media.
Thumbs up, best regards, 

Dave Chia Hong
November 2019

Vietnam Travel with Mr. Mark

It was amazing place to visit in the north of vietnam , we really enjoy all the trip especially their foods , culture, beautiful view and so on.

November 2019

Hanoi,Sapa,Hanoi,Danang,Hanoi 8D7N Online searching for a reliable travel agent n come across Impress Travel. Contacted

Accommodations were good especially Thang Long Espana Hotel (the Hotel Management automated upgraded us to VIP rooms.Is really unexpected). Overalled tours n places visited very well but only local guides r not good organizing the itineraries. Especially at Sapa Lao Cai and Cat Cat Villages walking tours push to the same day about 8hours for 7km (which is on 1st&2nd days arrival) so tiring. Lunch not good enough 4 so many hours of walking. In Danang Bana Hill the local guide shd arrange 2 visit Bana Hill 1st n not last coz' spend a short time n not nice photos taken due to rain (went in morning time no rain).
Overall tours, hotels, transportation, prices are strongly recommended. Especially Daniel Dang Impress Travel for welcoming and bye-bye wishes.
Daniel Dang tks from 8 of us having a wonderful time n memorable trip for 8D7N Sapa, Hanoi, Danang with Impress Travel. Meet u all again.

November 2019

5days Hanoi-Tam Coc-Ninh Binh-Halong Bay

We are family of 6 from Singapore and Malaysia joining Hanoi Impress Travel on 30 October-04 November 2019. We are really impressed with the company and tour guides with their professionalism and well organised arrangement. Lily is our guide for Hanoi, Tam Coc and Ninh Binh. She is excellent and very informative. She even taking care of us until late night. We walk us from Old Quarters to the hotel and brought us to try the famous road side foods. She even helped us to pay for our order to avoid overcharge by the stall. Another guide, David BK (Swan Cruise) brought us to Halong Bay cruise. He is excellent and humorous. He handles everything throughout the trip. He served meals for guests on the cruise, organised happy hour, guiding us for Kayaking, teaching Taiji and cooking class on cruise. The cruise ship is ok and the hotel in Hanoi-Adamas Hotel is small but new and clean with reasonable ok breakfast. Anyway thank you for the wonderful arrangement.

November 2019

Professional and well organized

We booked a 8 day private tour package for 9 persons for Northern and Central Vietnam . We experienced great and very professional service from the Impress travel team. Tommy was very easy to contact and accommodated our requests.
All the tour guides were very good, spoke good English, friendly and patient. All the vehicles were very clean , spacious enough for our group of 6 adults and 3 children. The drivers were extremely safe and ontime.
Meals were served in clean restaurants.
Overall we had a good holiday .Thank you Tommy and Impress travel for a great experience.

November 2019

Great service from Impress travel during in Hanoi

We booked package for 9 persons in Hanoi and i was experienced great service during my stay! the PIC (Mr. Mark) was very pleasant and so easily to contact, i was communicated so easily for trip preparation..the tour guide for Trang An was good, Mr Hiep was helped us very well, and he was so patient on witing us shopping! Thank you Hiep!!
during in Hanoi we were stayed in great hotel with nice service also, and during in Halong Bay, they also choosen the best cruise for us! Swan cruise and also the Mr Cong was great!! thank you!!
for transporation, the car was good and driver are pleasant, but only a little bit communication since the driver less good in english. but overall great!!
all the choosen food for lunch and dinner was delicious
Thank you so much Impress travel

November 2019

Excellent, Polite and Helpful Team

Impress Travels has been very helpful in making our vietnam travel amazing. We were a bunch of 7 friends wanting to go on a budget trip covering most locations. Hence, this subjected to a lot of changes during our discussion with the tour guide Daniel.
However, he has been patient enough in hearing out our needs - be it itienary , hotel bookings or even the mode of payment.

They really understand your needs. And needless to say our experience was amazing. All of this support and help has really made our vietnam trip the most memorable as far ❤️

November 2019

5D/4N Hanoi-Ninh Binh- Halong Bay

I was searching for a reliable travel agent and come across Impress Travel and the many reviews of them. I booked 5D/4N, Hanoi-Trang An-Halong Bay private trip for a party of 6. I communicated with Mr Daniel Dang throughout the time until the day we arrived. Mr Daniel is very patient, helpful, and accommodating to our requirements despite many changes made to the itinerary. The price is very reasonable unlike other travel agents.
Our tour guide, Lily was very friendly and efficientknowledgeable and speak good English.
Highly recommend “Trang An Boat Tour”. The caves was spectacular and beautifully.
2D/1N Halong Bay – Swan Cruise was awesome with amazing view of the cave. Our guide Mr David was hilarious, helpful, accommodating, and everything was well organized. Beside the normal
activities of kayaking, swimming, Tai Chi, culinary lesson, we are indeed very very fortunate to have
the chance to celebrate the “Mooncake Festival” while cruising and admiring the full moon.
Spread of mooncake, dessert, sweet snack, fruits, cocktail, beer and mini dragon dance complete the celebration. Tourists from all over the world party all night long.

Although we paid for a 3-star package, the hotel (Thang Long Espana Hotel), meals and transport provided were also above average. Our gang have a very enjoyable and memorable trip in Hanoi.
Impress Travel really impressed us with their service and will engage their service in future.
P/S:- Don’t worry, Impress Travel CAN be trusted.

November 2019

16 days Private Tour

Hanoi – Duong Lam - Halong Bay – Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Phu Quoc Island - Ho Chi Minh city.
It is worth talking about details, say what you want to see, watch the hotels, indicate which rooms you want, the office will organize everything for you. I highly recommend!
The whole trip was arranged with the active help of Mr. Daniel Dang.

November 2019

Our 3 week tour of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos was excellent

Thanks to Mr Tommy and staff for putting together an active and interesting tour in all 3 countries. In every city or town we had we met by very nice, friendly and knowledgeable guides. We went in June which was HOT HOT HOT and were always so happy to have an air conditioned vehicle with cold water waiting for us. We traveled by planes, trains, automobiles and boats and all were fabulously coordinated by Mr Tommy without fail. The selection of sites helped us enjoy so many aspects of all 3 countries!



    Sapa Tours

    Impress Travel – Sapa tours offers classic and easy tours, trekking tours (easy trek, medium trek & hard trek) to discover the remote ethnic minority villages & adventurous tours to conquer Fansipan’s highest mountain peak or motorbike to travel around and mountain biking, market day tours, homestay with an ethnic family. For the most trusted and most saving for North Vietnam Tour Packages to explore Sapa Vietnam. Email: & call to Mr. Alex Impress Travel Manager at his cell phone (+84) 9123 79 189